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Biomass & Green Wastes Pelletization:
The pelletizing of Waste and Green Refuse is one of the essential ‘enabling first steps’ to beneficiate or recycle wastes for further use. The latter is one of iLive‘s recent projects. In this project iLive conducted successful technology trials on green waste pelletization supplied by municipal solid waste, mainly garden waste. Densification via pelletizing technologies allows biomass to be used, handled and transported economically as a feedstock for biomass-to-energy supply chains. Biomass pellets could be used to substitute coal at power stations (to produce green electricity), Coal-to-Liquid plants (to produce biofuels) or fuel wood fired cooking stoves for domestic use. The next project aim is to divert around 120,000 tons of green waste per annum from landfills to a commercial pelletizing facility.

Pellet Plant

Biodiesel Manufacturing:

In 2013 iLive procured biodiesel technology in pursuit of its ambitions to produce 7 mill litres of biodiesel per annum from Used Cooking Oils (UCO). The technology is to be demonstrated by manufacturing 300,000 litres of biodiesel in compliance to SNAS1935 standards. After successful completion of Phase1 a ramp-up to 7million litres per annum will continue. The UCO is mainly supplied from restaurants; being collected by collection companies. By converting UCO into biodiesel iLive will compliment South African's biodiesel and renewable energy strategy, ensure SA’s growing fuel demand is met by renewable and clean options, as well ensuring restaurant wastes are treated indefinably; preventing harmful secondary reuse of the wastes in the food market.

Pellet Plant

Biomass Consultancy and Research:

Biomass Availability and Supply Chains studies are one of iLive's flag ship projects in which it has conducted an extensive biomass availability study for renewable energy production. This includes biomass wastes and residues and land availability for sustainable energy crops species in South Africa. This work was done in association with Utrecht University (International Energy Agency, Task 40 - Bioenergy) and for Sasol. These results are core to national strategies to advance bioenergy project development, and second generation technologies. It is a true example of iLive's knowledge in biomass to energy and its research and development skills.

Pellet Plant

Biomass Cooking Stoves:

The WHO estimates that breathing the smoke from traditional cooking stoves and open fires caused nearly 2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2004. Smoke exposure is a contributor to diseases and conditions which include pneumonia, chronic respiratory disease, heart disease, low birth weight, and probably tuberculosis and other diseases. Biomass pellet stoves are a low cost cooking option while radically improving the health conditions of households. iLive estimates that the green wastes in the Johannesburg metro alone could cater to cleaner, more affordable and healthier cooking condition to more than 200,000 households per annum.

Pellet Plant

General Business or Project Development:

General Business and Project Development is a skill set iLive is expanding on. The relevant experience and skills with the people at iLive currently adds to 20 years in total. This gathered experience is through work with companies such as Sasol Technology, Anglo American, Unilever, Eskom, etc. This includes (pre)feasibility studies, project implementation, detailed economic modelling, engineering design, project management, strategy planning, and manufacturing. iLive’s aim is to leverage this experience and support more project s in the future.

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